Brandon Clifford: The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
Brandon Clifford: Os segredos arquitetônicos das antigas maravilhas do mundo
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures. Full bio
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que construímos hoje
from what we're doing today,
do que estamos fazendo hoje,
but seemingly illogical ways,
mas aparentemente ilógicas,
have possibly built these things,
ter construído essas coisas,
by a primordial race of giants
por uma raça primordial de gigantes
with these monsters
para mover essas pedras enormes.
for moving those massive stones.
Cyclops aren't even that strong.
não são tão fortes assim.
about getting material to work for them.
o material trabalhar para eles.
of large, stone-like, wobbly creatures
grandes e parecidas com pedras,
a mythical creature,
uma criatura mítica,
that surround them,
there's this thick connective tissue
há um tecido conjuntivo espesso
encontraram a ilha pela primeira vez,
first encountered the island,
moved those massive statues.
ter movido aquelas estátuas enormes.
não moveram as estátuas,
but actually it's true.
mas, de fato, é verdade.
were transported standing,
eram transportadas em pé,
são para os visitantes de hoje,
for visitors today,
estando lá, naquela época,
marching around the island.
marchando ao redor da ilha.
was not the objects themselves,
não eram os objetos em si,
of bringing a stone to life.
de dar vida a uma pedra.
I've been chasing that dream.
venho perseguindo esse sonho.
to accommodate that mythical side?
nossa ideia de construção
is challenging myself
pretty straightforward task
grandes objetos pesados,
big heavy objects,
designed to walk across land
projetado para caminhar pelo gramado
that springs itself to life
duas toneladas que cria vida
that by thinking of architecture
mas como representação
ways to build things today.
de construir coisas hoje.
surrounding our future
em torno de nosso futuro
eficiência e velocidade.
efficiency and speed.
can be smart, spectacular
how those ancient wonders were built,
how to create the mystery
como criar o mistério
to ask that very question.
a fazerem essa mesma pergunta.
em que projetamos edifícios
where we design buildings
how to create something
ABOUT THE SPEAKERBrandon Clifford - Ancient technology architect
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures.
Why you should listen
Brandon Clifford is best known for bringing megalithic sculptures to life to perform tasks. He is the director and cofounder of Matter Design, where his work focuses on advancing architectural research through spectacle and mysticism. He creates new ideas by critically evaluating ancient ways of thinking and experimenting with their value today. This work ranges from an award-winning play structure for kids to a colossal system of construction elements that can be guided into place with ease by mere mortals. He is dedicated to reimagining the role of the architect, and his speculative work continues to provoke new directions for design in the digital era.
Clifford is also an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent authored work, The Cannibal's Cookbook, demonstrates his dedication to bringing ancient knowledge into contemporary practice with theatrical captivation. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech. For his work as a designer and researcher, he has received recognition with prizes such as the American Academy in Rome Prize, the SOM Prize, the Design Biennial Boston Award and the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers.
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